Winter Wednesday

We’re sorry to report that Joan Shelley has the flu and will not be with us for tonight’s performance. Another Louisville favorite, Joe Manning, has graciously stepped in and will open the show.

The next WFPK Winter Wednesday is January 30th! This free series takes place once a month and runs through February at the Clifton Center.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. WFPK members will receive preferred seating. More info is available for directions and everything else you need to enjoy WFPK Winter Wednesday.

WFPK continues our long-time partnership with Yum! Brands Foundation to raise awareness for Dare to Care Food Bank. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item to be collected at the door!

Matt Costa (approx. 8:30pm)

Matt Costa currently resides in Costa Mesa, Calif. Matt learned to play guitar and write songs while recovering from a skateboarding accident. Prior to the accident, Matt had hopes of becoming a professional skateboarder, but it was not meant to be. His love of music and songwriting took precedence and he began to record.

With the help of Tom Dumont (No Doubt), Matt recorded two self-released EPs. In 2005 Matt joined the Brushfire family and has since released three LPs. Matt and band join us to celebrate his latest EP, Sacred Hills, and an upcoming full length in February.

“While the album spins, especially during “Never Change,” you feel a satisfactory buzz and when it ends, you wish it hadn’t.” -solutionsfordreamers.com

Joan Shelley (approx. 7:30pm)

Joan Shelley’s dry, austere tone grabbed me in the very first moments of Ginko, the lead cut and title track from the Louisville singer’s new album on Ol Kentuck—one of the best I’ve heard this year. Shelley’s beautiful voice sounds like it belongs to a lost talent from the folk revival of the early ’60s, when plenty of urbane young women explored the country’s vanishing rural music — but she’s hardly trying to recapture some mythical past, since aside from fiddle and banjo her band essentially uses rock instrumentation, right down to the electric bass and drum kit.

The ballad Siren is heartbreakingly gorgeous, and unlike so many women singing similar material, Shelley doesn’t weigh down her lines with florid ornamentation—she shapes her melodies with precision and clarity. She sings with striking intimacy, as though addressing someone sitting just a few feet away, but she can also really project — and when the band builds up a head of steam, she lets loose without losing control. —Peter Margasak of theChicagoReader

“Joan Shelley makes startling music.” -Nathan Salsburg (guitarist and archivist for the Alan Lomax Archive)


ABOUT WINTER WEDNESDAY

WFPK Winter Wednesday is presented by 91.9 WFPK and the Clifton Center and is first come, first seated and FREE to all. This seasons sponsors include Blue Moon, Koerber’s Fine Jewelry, Quest Outdoors and Music Go Round.

WFPK continues our long-time partnership with Yum! Brands Foundation to raise awareness for Dare to Care Food Bank. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item to be collected at the door!

WFPK Winter Wednesday is held at the Clifton Center, located at 2117 Payne Street Louisville, KY 40206

Doors open at 6:30pm. Start times are approximate.

Click here for the 2012 schedule…more bands to be announced!

For more information, please call 814-6500.